Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for You?
Getting old is normal, feeling old is optional. As we age our hormone levels decline. The common symptoms and signs that your hormones may be out of balance or low include:
- An overall lack of energy
- Mood swings
- Weight gain, particularly an increase in belly fat
- Muscle Loss
- Poor Sleep
- Night sweats (women)
- Hot flashes (women)
- Erectile Dysfunction (men)
- Loss of libido or sex drive
- Cognitive difficulties
Beyond healthy diet, exercise, personalized nutrition and supplementation, the key factor in successful aging is optimizing certain hormone levels. Hormone treatment, at its most basic level, is replacing the hormones that time and nature take away to correct hormone imbalances. Bioidentical hormone treatment is what it sounds like. It exactly matches the chemical and molecular structures of the hormones that they are designed to replace. That means your body reacts to them and treats them exactly as they would your regular hormones. That is why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the safest and most effective form of hormone replacement therapy there is!
Hormone replacement therapy is approved by several societies, including North American Menopause Society, American College Of Physicians, American Academy of Family Practice, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, National Institute of Aging & National Institutes of Health. There are several ongoing studies and research in this field, with new information on bioidentical hormone therapy and alternative therapies.
Hormone replacement is not a one-size-fits-all program. Comprehensive medical testing is necessary in order to create the right balance for your body. At VIVAA you’ll receive a complete medical evaluation to access your present state of health. This will be followed by a comprehensive panel of blood tests, including measurement of your hormones and a full chemistry profile. After your test results are complete, a personalized treatment recommendation will be provided by Dr. Kaur. Once you are started on HRT, you will follow up with Dr. Kaur on regular basis to make sure the levels are as close to normal as possible to keep you in the best state of health.
Side effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Anyone who is considering hormone therapy will obviously be concerned about HRT side effects, but Hormone Therapy is actually a lot safer and has much fewer side effects than synthetic hormone replacement therapy. The physicians at VIVAA use bio-identical hormones, treating each patient as a specific individual with a unique balance of hormones. This balance is monitored frequently, keeping levels in the optimal range to avoid hormone imbalances and adjusting them as needed based on lab values and clinical response. Thus, hormone therapy, when done correctly, can have significantly less risk with many more immediate and potential long-term benefits.
Does the above interest you? If so, contact VIVAA at 425-250-9999 and schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation with Dr. Kaur to find out more about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can enhance your life.